Focus on Business Strategy & Planning
Dale was instrumental in driving Fairfax Media’s digital strategy for the past 12 years, helping Fairfax Digital grow into one of the region’s most successful digital media companies, with annual EBITDA in excess of $150m. A key player on the executive leadership team, she held several senior operational roles including Chief Marketing Officer, General Manager of RSVP and Director of Corporate Development, where she ran strategy and M&A for the division.
Dale has reviewed the business models of hundreds of digital entrepreneurs, leading to numerous investments and acquisitions such as Weatherzone, OMG, Findababysitter, Tenderlink and Occupancy, delivering outstanding return on capital.
Dale was a founding employee and executive manager at XM/Harrow in the mid-90′s, one of Australia’s first web development companies and was named Internet Pioneer of the Year at the 2000 Yahoo Internet Awards.
A passionate and insightful strategist, Dale has a rich network of contacts in the Australian and International digital marketplace.
THE GROWTH COMPANY SPECIALIST
Paul Tobin – Founder
Focus on Strategy, Operations & Investor Relations
Paul was a key executive at Computershare, driving the M&A-focused expansion into North America. As Group CLO and U.S. COO, he managed multiple M&A transactions and oversaw the integration of new businesses, with North American operations growing from $0 to over $750 million in revenue in 6 years.
Paul has been involved in numerous early stage businesses, including Aussie Farmers Direct, an ecommerce business he built from early-stage to the 2009 BRW Fast 100 Winner with a national footprint and a compound revenue growth rate in excess of 300% over 3 years.
His first private business venture, CDB Infotek, pioneered digital forms of information search and delivery in the 1990′s, growing from the founder’s investment of $1,500 to an exit of $100m+.
A growth company specialist, Paul enjoys the thrill of finding great business models and helping them develop the people, capital, strategy and passion to realise their potential.
Paul has a Doctor of Law from New York Law School and a BA in Political Science & History.
Focus on capital raising and advisory services
With over 20 years experience in merchant banking, M&A, venture capital and business operations, Richard brings wisdom and financial bench strength to Foundry.
After starting his career as a lawyer, he worked in blue-chip consulting and merchant banking firms managing numerous small and large scale capital transactions, including the IPO of Hoyts.
After many years of investing in and operating bio-tech businesses both locally and internationally, Richard set up Bay Street Capital three years ago. A boutique advisory firm, BSC specialise in complex transactions, capital raisings, mergers and acquisitions and capital markets advisory roles, with a specialist capacity in advising emerging companies in digital media and commerce.
His wisdom and wealth of experience in financial and investment management help ensure Foundry businesses have the necessary financial strategy and advice to grow and thrive in this competitive context.